Do you ever wonder why the fit people continue to be fit, and everyone else
seems to struggle?
Its not that we have different goals or that anyone is better than the next
person. Sure, we all have different genetics, but that copout excuse has been
refuted and overcome by millions of people around the world with far worse
circumstances and genetic abilities than you or I.
The real difference?
Its about the types of goals we set, and where we place our focus. Let me explain:
Our instant gratification culture has us chasing empty dreams and neglecting
the growth that can and should come with everything we do.
Simply put, we are taught to chase dreams and goals for the wrong reasons.
Our goals are most often in search of external gratification to keep up with
some standard of living and materialism that society has told us we should
attain to be accepted by our peers and achieve "status".
We want likes, followers, and shallow acceptance from shallow people that
leave us feeling lonely and inadequate when they ditch us for someone with
a nicer car or new shoes.
Think about that.
Your goals are not your own.
TRUE goals should be focused on the development of self.
WHO am I BECOMING.
What character traits, values and virtues am I developing during the
PROCESS of goal attainment?
The objective should be to set goals to develop the PERSON you are
If all you bring to the table is what you look like and what you "have", you're
in for a life of shallow relationships, loneliness, inadequacy, and constantly
chasing fulfilment through the next shiny red object of desire that never really
does anything to fulfil you.
~Set the type of goals that will make something of you to achieve them!
This thought can and should also be applied to your body.
Every time you train your body, you are also training your mind.
Do you know that everything you do from the moment you wake up to the
moment you go to bed, you are either creating new habits or reinforcing old
The habits you create will determine your outcomes, quality of life, self
confidence, and sense of well-being.
True success in life isn't simply about completing tasks set forth, but
acknowledging that every time you choose to step into your difficult
circumstances and see it as an opportunity for growth rather than simply a
means to completing a task, you are developing your character and enriching
some aspect of yourself.
Heres a way this applies to your training:
You can set a goal to achieve a body transformation by a certain date, get it
done at all costs (often begrudgingly), but as soon as it's done, you start to
fall off the other side of the cliff and spiral back to where you were previously,
and sometimes even worse. This often leads to stress, anxiety, overwhelmedness
and negative associations to healthy practices because it was a massive
stress for you to stick with it.
You can set the goal to become the type of person that is fit, healthy,
disciplined, calm, and focused every day. Your body will morph because of
the high impact daily habits you create and develop over time, rather than the
tactics you apply in a rush.
Habits are sustainable, tactics are transient.
You ALWAYS have a choice.